March 31, 2011

HBO has set a premiere date for Season 2 of Treme, which is scheduled to return on April 24th with 11 new episodes. The series was renewed for a second season last April, just days after its debut.

Two recurring characters played by David Morse and India Ennenga have been promoted to regulars on the show, and Jon Seda is joining the cast. Speaking on Season 2, creator David Simon said in a statement, "We are following the actual timeline of post-Katrina New Orleans as a means of understanding what happened -- and what didn't happen -- when an American city suffered a near-death experience. In doing so, we're trying to address ourselves to what the American experiement has become and what possibilities remain for us."

Treme follows the residents of a New Orleans neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In the months following the disaster, they begin the process of rebuilding their lives, their homes, and their unique culture.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)